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May 2018

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

This special traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution explores the heritage, experiences and diverse contributions of Indian Americans in the United States.

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May 2 @ 10:00 am - July 8 @ 4:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

Opening Reception Beyond Bollywood

Come to NAM for the opening reception of the Smithsonian exhibit Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation.   Making its San Diego debut, this exhibition on loan from the Smithsonian Institution, explores the heritage, daily experience and numerous contributions of Indian immigrants and Indian Americans. Enjoy refreshments and live performances. RSVP required:  https://beyondbollywood.eventbrite.com  

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May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

NAM Hosts Movie Night @Liberty Station – Featuring: Coco

Arts District Liberty Station welcomes back its FREE outdoor movie nights kicking off with Coco on May 12. Grab a picnic, blanket, or low back chair and spend an evening underneath the stars while catching a flick on the outdoor big screen with friends, family and neighbors along Liberty Station’s grassy North Promenade.  Be sure to visit the NAM Activity Booth! Show up early and enjoy special music and performances highlighting groups in residence at ARTS DISTRICT or visit the…

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May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

NAM TALK 7: Inspiring Immigrant Women

Bhavna Mehta emigrated to the United States in 1989. She works with paper – cutting and embroidering it to tell visual stories that combine portraiture, botanical motifs, creatures and our modern surroundings. Mehta has exhibited widely in San Diego and Southern California. She is the recipient of the Artists Activating Communities grant from the California Arts Council (2017) in partnership with Art Produce and the Creative Catalyst grant from The San Diego Foundation (2015) with Oceanside Museum of Art. She…

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May 23 @ 6:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

June 2018

CELEBRATE IMMIGRANTS IN SAN DIEGO – Friday, June 22nd

New Americans Museum will be in Balboa Park on Friday June 22nd to #celebrateimmigrants and we hope to see you there!

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June 22 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
BEA EVENSON FOUNTAIN, Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Rolling it Forward: Community Painting Workshop

Rolling It Forward Come play an active role in the completion of the art installation. Painting used skateboards for a public art project that will be installed at Liberty Station in San Diego. Open to the public, all ages welcome! Suggested Donation: $5 Please RSVP @ https://rollingitforward.eventbrite.com Location: New Americans Museum- 2825 Dewey Rd Ste 102, San Diego, CA 92106 on the second floor in the NAM Research and Learning Center For More Information on the Project Check out: insta@rollingitforward…

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June 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
New Americans Museum RLC, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 203
San Diego, 92106 United States

Body Breath Mind Connection Yoga @NAM

“Recharge Your Mind: Live your life at 100%” We are all looking to succeed in life, but rarely do we look at how to increase our capacity. Neither at home nor in school have we learned how to deal with stress, manage our emotions, or tap into our full potential. During this mini-workshop, we will get a short glimpse of that potential: •Calm the mind with a 2-min breathing exercise •Enjoy an effortless guided meditation for deep rest •Explore the…

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June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

July 2018

Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action

This traveling exhibition demonstrates the effectiveness of nonviolence to build justice, overcome oppression, and prevent violence—as told through the powerful stories of those who have confronted injustice over the past century. See what courage and love can do. Since 1917, the American Friends Service Committee has been a successful Quaker experiment in nurturing the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems. AFSC’s century of work demonstrates the effectiveness of nonviolence to build justice,…

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July 25 @ 10:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm

August 2018

Opening Reception Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action

  Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action July 25 – September 30 2018 Opening Reception Friday, August 3, 2018 This traveling exhibition demonstrates the effectiveness of nonviolence to build justice, overcome oppression, and prevent violence—as told through the powerful stories of those who have confronted injustice over the past century. See what courage and love can do. Since 1917, the American Friends Service Committee has been a successful Quaker experiment in nurturing the seeds of change and respect for human…

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August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

September 2018

Artist-in-Residence Project: A Portrait of People in Motion with Kerianne Quick

Did you come to live in San Diego from another state? Another country? Did your family or ancestors come from somewhere else? Do you have a special object from that place? Or a story about an object from that place? An object that reminds you of home, of your family, or your ancestral history? A snapshot, an item of clothing, a childhood toy, an heirloom? Something you no longer physically have, but only remember? A favorite song, your mothers recipe,…

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September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
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